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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg listens to speeches before addressing the U.N. climate conference n Madrid, Spain. On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, The Associated Press reported on a video circulating online and inaccurately described, in some social media posts, as showing Thunberg firing an AR-15 rifle. The shooter in the video is another young Swede named Emmy Slinge. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A video circulating online shows a person firing an AR...
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FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted of carrying out the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack. A federal court is hearing arguments Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence appeal. Tsarnaev's lawyers argue it was impossible to find a fair jury in Boston because the explosions traumatized the region. They're trying to get his death sentence overturned. (FBI via AP, File)
December 12, 2019 - 4:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers urged a federal court to overturn their client's death sentence, arguing Thursday that intense media coverage and signs of juror bias led to an unfair trial. The three-judge panel didn’t render a decision after hearing from both sides for about an...
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December 11, 2019 - 6:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen wants his three-year prison sentence reduced as a reward for providing authorities information about alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump, according to court papers filed Wednesday in which he said his incarceration is “a powerful and humbling punishment.” Cohen...
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December 11, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in home burglaries. The outcome of inmate James Erin McKinney's appeal could affect as many as 15 of...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2016, file photo, candles and flowers, offered in memory of victims of the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery, are reflected in a rainwater puddle in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that more than 20 people. (AP Photo, File)
November 27, 2019 - 2:01 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen...
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Lydell Grant, second from left, smiles in court after he was ordered to be released on bond on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Houston. Prosecutors and defense attorneys with the Innocence Project of Texas agreed that Grant should be released while the case is investigated further in the light of new DNA evidence. Grant had been convicted of capital murder in the 2010 stabbing death of Aaron Scheerhoorn outside of a Montrose bar. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 5:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man serving a life sentence for a 2010 fatal stabbing can go free on bond while authorities reinvestigate the case, including new DNA evidence that his lawyers say exonerates him, a judge ruled Tuesday. Lydell Grant has been in prison for seven years for the killing of 28-...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing before Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. Federal prosecutors want an 18-month prison sentence for the Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing and lying to Secret Service agents. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia said in a court memo that he agrees sentencing guidelines suggest that Zhang get between zero and six months when she is sentenced in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Nov. 22. (Daniel Pontet via AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 7:42 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. U.S. District Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over...
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FILE- In this 2018 file photo provided by the Delaware State Police shows Clay Conaway, a former University of Delaware baseball player charged with raping multiple women. Conaway is scheduled to be sentenced, Friday, Dec. 21, 2019 for the 2018 rape of a woman he met online. (Delaware State Police via AP, File)
November 22, 2019 - 5:57 pm
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes also sentenced 23-year-old Clay...
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This undated file photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office shows Jerry Chun Shing Lee. The former CIA officer who pleaded guilty to an espionage conspiracy with China could be facing more than two decades in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Lee is scheduled for sentencing Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in federal court in Alexandria, Va. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
November 22, 2019 - 3:57 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China to divulge the names of human sources and his knowledge of spycraft. The sentence imposed on Jerry Chun Shing Lee...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, January 8, 2019 file photo, defendant Brittany Pilkington, center, listens during an evidentiery hearing at the Logan County Courthouse in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Pilkington pleaded guilty in the boys’ deaths on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 and has been sentenced to 37 years in prison. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
November 19, 2019 - 5:18 pm
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy at the attention given them by her husband — who was once her mother’s boyfriend — pleaded guilty Tuesday in the boys’ deaths and was sentenced to 37 years in prison. Defendant Brittany Pilkington had...
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